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Students Survey Beetles, Piranha, Sharks for Earthwatch

Mar 16, 2017

Conservation ecologist Stephen Morreale, senior research associate and adjunct associate professor in natural resources, administers the partnership with Earthwatch on behalf of Cornell with funding from Muriel K. Horacek in honor of her late husband, Fred Horacek ’51. This is the first year of the partnership program between Cornell and Earthwatch. Read more

Extension Specialists Shine in Disaster Response Role

Sep 20, 2016

Keith Tidball, Director of New York Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN), and a Senior Extension Associate in the Department of Natural Resources, took part in a disaster response and relief simulation exercise, using an Ag Sentinel dashboard, which is an online disaster response tool administered By EDEN. Read more

Adirondack Fishery Program Establishes Faculty Fellowship

Sep 13, 2016

The College of Agriculture and Sciences (CALS) has established a new faculty fellowship in fisheries and aquatic sciences, named for Dwight A. Webster, the renowned professor of fishery biology who laid the groundwork for what has become the Adirondack Fishery Research Program.
The program is directed by Cliff Kraft ’75, associate professor of natural resources. A faculty member will be hired to fill the faculty fellowship, which is funded by private donors and through CALS funds. Read more

Herbicides can't stop invasive plants. Can bugs?

Aug 30, 2016

Over the past 35 years, state and federal agencies have spent millions of dollars and dumped untold quantities of herbicides into waterways trying to control the invasive water chestnut plant, but the intruder just keeps spreading. Bernd Blossey, associate professor of natural resources, has a better idea: Let bugs do the work. Read more